UNIVERSITY of Tasmania electronics lecturer Waheed Hugrass is seeking to break down the wall surrounding Moore's law.
Moore's law, as Professor Hugrass explained, is the proven theory that the capabilities of electronic devices with integrated circuits - such as memory cards and computer chips - double in performance each year.
``Moore's law has now hit a wall,'' Professor Hugrass said.
His goal is to now break down that wall by creating technology that will enable companies to create smaller computer chips with larger capacities, a goal he hopes to achieve in partnership with Masami Ohnishi, of Japan's Kansai University.
``Creating a computer chip is basically the opposite process of a slideshow projector. . . it projects an image as small as possible onto a silicone chip,'' Professor Hugrass said.
Professor Hugrass said they were seeking an extremely small, extremely bright ultra violet light.
Professor Ohnishi said he thinks they have found a winning substance in plasma that will help them create this light.
The duo are one of many teams around the globe furiously working to create a device - and Professor Ohnishi reports that their competitors are having a hard time.